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price (prīs)
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n.
1. The amount as of money or goods, asked for or given in exchange for something else.
2. The cost at which something is obtained: believes that the price of success is hard work.
3. The cost of bribing someone: maintained that every person has a price.
4. A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person: a felon with a price on his head.
5. Archaic Value or worth.
tr.v. priced, pric·ing, pric·es
1. To fix or establish a price for: shoes that are priced at sixty dollars.
2. To find out the price of: spent the day pricing dresses.
Idiom:
price out of the market
To eliminate the demand for (goods or services) by setting prices too high.

[Middle English pris, from Old French, from Latin pretium; see per-5 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

pricea·ble adj.
pricer n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 
Price (prīs), (Mary) Leontyne Born 1927.
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American operatic soprano who performed with New York's Metropolitan Opera (1961-1985), earning greatest praise for her roles in Verdi's operas.
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Leontyne Price
photographed c. 2003

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2017 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
 

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